Eighteen, sir: I came when the mistress was married, to wait on her; after she died, the master retained
me for his housekeeper.
Captain Wragge unconsciously retained
belief enough in human nature to doubt it.
Much as Peggotty would have disliked such a service, I believe she would have retained
it, for my sake, in preference to the best upon earth.
While Miss Skiffins was taking off her bonnet (she retained
her green gloves during the evening as an outward and visible sign that there was company), Wemmick invited me to take a walk with him round the property, and see how the island looked in wintertime.
Some disappointment was felt, and perhaps a little indignation also, when it became known that Silas Marner, on being questioned by the Squire and the parson, had retained
no other recollection of the pedlar than that he had called at his door, but had not entered his house, having turned away at once when Silas, holding the door ajar, had said that he wanted nothing.
If our neophyte, strong in the new-born love of antiquity, were to undertake to imitate what he had learnt to admire, it must be allowed he would act very injudiciously, if he were to select from the Glossary the obsolete words which it contains, and employ those exclusively of all phrases and vocables retained
in modern days.
The names of all which virtues are still retained
among us in most languages, and are to be met with in modern, as well as ancient authors; which I am able to assert from my own small reading.
The members retained
the character of independent and sovereign states, and had equal votes in the federal council.
And if we may argue from the degree of liberty retained
even under septennial elections, and all the other vicious ingredients in the parliamentary constitution, we cannot doubt that a reduction of the period from seven to three years, with the other necessary reforms, would so far extend the influence of the people over their representatives as to satisfy us that biennial elections, under the federal system, cannot possibly be dangerous to the requisite dependence of the House of Representatives on their constituents.
The lustre of the Monarch, who beamed more brightly than ever upon hearing my words, shewed clearly that he retained
his complacency; and I had hardly ceased when he took up his strain again.
His affection for her soon sunk into indifference; her's lasted a little longer; and in spite of her youth and her manners, she retained
all the claims to reputation which her marriage had given her.
Some of them retained
a little of the thrift and forethought of the civilized man, and became wealthy among their improvident neighbors; their wealth being chiefly displayed in large bands of horses, which covered the prairies in the vicinity of their abodes.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained
by the people.
It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained
and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.
William Holt, a wealthy manufacturer of Chicago, was living temporarily in a little town of central New York, the name of which the writer's memory has not retained